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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum during the summer rush. Although the entrance price was a bit steep, we felt the experience was worth it. The initial displays of ships with hands on for the kids was great. One display goes into details of the USCG rescue...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This maritime museum showed the history of boats and ships as it pertained from everything from fishing as an industry to use of boats during wartime. It's a great setting right on the water, and has all kinds of displays, some interactive. Nice gift shop,...More

Thank MartyW60
Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, adults are $14 and kids are $5 a piece-- unless it changes on the weekends, that is what we paid. We had four kids with us, ages range from 15-7 years old. Every one of them enjoyed it and we all learned...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is amazing. A must see! Well done! Within walking distance from Cannery Pier. We spent 2 hours there and could have stayed longer. Don't miss it. Really gives you a history of voyage through the river passage.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

wish the movies was included in the price but still worth a look around. we learned a bit about the area.

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to learn from this museum. Great exhibits of all things related to the Columbia and the ships and people who thrive on it.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum! A lot was learned about maritime history, and particularly the history of the Columbia River.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This had been recommended by a neighbor and it's full of exhibits that teach you a lot about Columbia River and Oregon History. We never got bored, but we were pretty warn out when we finally left. We really liked this museum and would happily...More

Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this museum and learned SO much. We have a new found respect for the Coast Guard. There is a school here who teach rough water rescue - only one in the US! Also much information on the river and the channel and bar...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum provides fascinating accounts of difficulties navigating the Columbia River Bar and the Pacific Ocean, with fast river currents as it clashes with ocean waves during storms. Various facts detail the Coast Guard training at Cape Disappointment which represents some of the most dangerous...More

Thank patkaloger
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2 August 2017|
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Response from webatweb | Reviewed this property |
Shuttle is free Donations accepted Run by volunteers no association to ships
Katie L
22 June 2017|
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Response from TraipsingTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an admission charge. It includes boarding The Columbia ship located behind the museum.
19 September 2016|
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Response from Janet355 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is about two miles from the port. There will be a shuttle bus from the cruise ship to take you to the museum and bring you back to the ship. (I believe it runs every 20 minutes.)